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Amazon Counts Its Suitors: 238 Want to Be Home for 2nd Headquarters


Mayor Ras J. Baraka of Newark, center, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, and Senator Cory Booker. The city and state are offering up to $7 billion in tax breaks for Amazon’s new headquarters.

Bryan Anselm for The New York Times

SEATTLE — Amazon said on Monday it got a total of 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America that want to be the home of its proposed second headquarters.

The bids, received by last Thursday’s deadline, came from so many places across the continent that it’s perhaps simpler to note the ones that didn’t fall over themselves to woo Amazon.

The company did not provide a list, but a color-coded map posted on its website revealed the applicants came from all but seven American states — North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Vermont, Arkansas and Hawaii.

In Canada, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory and New Brunswick were among the provinces those that said no thanks. In Mexico, on the other hand, Amazon’s map shows just three applications, from the states of Chihuahua, Hidalgo and Querétaro.


The mayor of Little Rock, Ark., Mark Stodola, discussed the city’s decision not to pursue Amazon’s proposed second headquarters at a news conference last week.

Andrew Demillo/Associated Press

In all, Amazon said the proposals came from 54 states, provinces, districts and territories (including Puerto Rico). The company has said it will announce its decision sometime next year.

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